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photo Tetsuo ENDOH, Professor [PHOTO.4] Masakazu Muraguchi, Assistant Professor

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Silicon Nano-Electronics for Robust von Neumann Computing Systems and Brain-Style Information Systems

In order to realize a ubiquitous network society, where people can enjoy seamless exchange of mass multimedia data using personal PDAs, several important innovations must be made in ULSI (Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuit) technology. These demanded innovations are centered on the downscaling of the device size into the order of nanometers and the boosting of the degree of integration and operational speed of the circuits and systems.

To this goal, we are investigating on the development of innovative ULSI technologies, in which we are trying to overcome the factors that currently impose limitations such as minimum device size, their highest operational speed, their lowest power consumption, and their attainable stability. Our interests include the proposals of (1) robust architecture and circuit technology that can tolerate fluctuations in characteristics of nano devices as well as with increased complexity in highly integrated ULSI systems, (2) post-planar devices based on innovated structures such as 3-dimensional structures and their circuit technology, (3) novel devices and circuits based on new principles of operation that become achievable in nano structures, (4) next-generation CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology with high precision and efficiency, in order to design the next-generation ULSI systems with highly integrated new devices.

Research topics:

  1. Architecture and circuit technology for robust information processing
  2. Devices and its circuit technology with post-planar structure/architecture e.g. Vertical structure, 3D LSI
  3. Nano Devices and its circuit technology based on new operation principles
  4. CAD technology with high precision and high efficiency for ULSI design
Group of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, Tohoku University
6-6-05, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
TEL : 022-795-7186
Email : info@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp